Highlights from Catholic Schools Week 2014
Katie & Victoria will participate in the Regional
Dispatch/Argus Spelling Bee at Augustana College in Rock Island on February
Advent Prayer Service
During Advent, we will start each Monday in the gym with a
prayer service and the lighting of our Advent Wreaths.
On Saturday, October 19th, 15 students spent the day at the Scott County Courthouse participating in the Iowa State Bar Association Mock Trial competition. All Saints had 2 teams of 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. They presented a criminal case as prosecution and then defense.
Students at All Saints Catholic School participated in Live Healthy Iowa on Oct. 9 by walking a mile outside on the playground. Middle School students paired up with elementary students to walk around out track. Thank you to our teachers and students for helping making Iowa one of the healthiest states in the nation.
Blessing of the Pets
The All Saints Catholic School Community participated in a Blessing of the Pets Prayer Service on Oct. 4th. Several parents brought family pets and students who couldn't have pets come brought their favorite stuffed animals to receive a blessing from Father Rich.
These students were provided with a band instrument through a grant from the HAVlife Foundation. Started in memory of Hunter Aaron Vondran, HAVlife is a Not For Profit organization that was established to fund the resources students need to pursue their musical aspirations and athletic goals.
This year's library theme is a campground. Students can sit around the campfire or read books in a tent.
Student Council Speeches
8th Grade Students made speeches after Mass. K-8 students will vote for president, vice president, and secretary.
The 8th Grade students visited Camp Shalom
on August 15th.
Camp Shalom By Payton
Camp Shalom was a blast!!! All the 8th graders went on this amazing trip get to know each other and do some class bonding. Some of the activities we played were atomic volleyball, whale watching, climbing the great wall, rock wall climbing, and zip lining. My favorite activity was doing the hebejebe which is pretty much a tight rope but you get an additional rope to hold onto. We all learned that communication is such an important part of our lives. Without communication everyone would struggle in life. You can visit Camp Shalom during the summer and stay for 5 days, it's about a 45 minute drive from Davenport in Maqouketa IA.
Camp Shalom by Anna
The eighth graders did many fun activities at Camp Shalom in Maquoketa on August 15. They played games such as atomic volleyball and trains where they had to learn to communicate without actually speaking. They did low ropes and had to lift the whole team up the “Great Wall of China” as they called it, where they had to use their teamwork skills. Also, the eighth grade did the high ropes where they did the zip line and the rock wall. Some even did another activity where they climbed up a pole with a thing hooked onto them to keep them safe, then they walked across a little rope to get to the other side. Overall, it was just a fantastic day for the eighth grade class!
If you have not returned your registration slip for next year, please do so as soon as possible. Thank you to everyone who has already sent the form in with the $100 registration fee. We appreciate your promptness.
2014-2015 Family Tuition Plan Application
8th grade science students went to the Scott Area Recycling Center in Davenport to learn about the recycling process of how waste material from their home is hand and mechanically sorted, crushed, baled and marketed. They saw products that are made from recycled materials and products that are refashioned for another purpose.
Following the recycling center, they went to the ATEEC Lab in Davenport. ATEEC stands for Advanced Technology Environmental and Energy Center. They did a scavenger hunt to learn about energy and ways to cut down on energy use. They used model wind turbines to create enough power to light an LED light and a buzzer. They also made a quiz board where they applied their knowledge of electrical circuits to light up the board when they got the right answer to their questions. This was a fun and learning-filled day.
8th Grader Tyler Malone is working on building special
stages for rooms with Smart Boards.
These stages will help students reach the upper parts of the
boards. Mrs. Parchert’s class was excited
to try out the stages with Tyler.
Fun Night News
A special THANK YOU to
Dr Pepper, Kevin O'Neill, All AroundTown Outdoor Service, and Kona Ice for their support of our Fun Night. Also St
Mary's parish donated all of the desserts to go with the meal! Thank you to all the parishioners at Holy
Family, Sacred Heart, St. Anthony, and St. Alphonsus for helping out with other special
Thank you to 8th grader Colin Hayes for taking pictures of all the fun!
(Helping Everyone Remember Others’ Exceptional Self-Worth)
ABOUT THE PROGRAM:
H.E.R.O.E.S. is a proactive school wide anti-bullying
program that is designed to empower both the target and the bystander in
bullying situations. In this program, students are recognized and rewarded for
what they are doing (actions they take and words they say) to reduce bullying
problems when they arise.
The slogan for the H.E.R.O.E.S. program is “I have a voice
and I WILL use it!” We want students to stand up for themselves and others so
when they are courageous enough to do so, they will be recognized and rewarded.
It is our hope that as students take a stand for themselves and for others,
their actions will positively impact the social climate in our school thus
creating an atmosphere that is welcoming, supportive and safe for all.
HOW IT WORKS:
Each classroom will be given a H.E.R.O.E.S. chart. Each time
a student takes a noticeable stand for themselves or for another person, they
will be given a star on the H.E.R.O.E.S. chart. Once a student receives five
stars on the H.E.R.O.E.S. chart, they earn an out of uniform day. In addition
to the star on the chart, they will also receive a H.E.R.O.E.S. card. The H.E.R.O.E.S.
card has the student’s name and what heroic action they performed to stop or
deescalate a bullying incident. That H.E.R.O.E.S. card will be placed in the H.E.R.O.E.S.
box outside the main office and entered into a monthly drawing called the H.E.R.O.E.S.’
SPOTLIGHT. Each month, one H.E.R.O.E.S. card will be drawn from the box and
read over the PA during morning announcements. That student will receive a $5 Whitey’s
THE END RESULT:
It is our hope that as we celebrate students taking a stand,
that will encourage them to do it more often. Students will no longer just
watch others be hurt or belittled. They will constantly be reminded that they
have a voice and they can use it. Their ability to speak up will also make it
more difficult for others to bully because now students will confront them
about it, instead of suffering in silence.
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